Selected recent or important resources focusing on Oral Health in Rural Communities.
Emergency Department Visits Involving Dental Conditions, 2018
Presents data on emergency department (ED) visits involving dental conditions using the 2018 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS). Describes characteristics of dental-related ED visits, including age, sex, metropolitan status of patient residence, and community-level income. Includes statistics on the number and percentage of ED visits that resulted in hospital admission, types of dental-related ED visits by payer, and groups and types of dental conditions by type of ED visit.
Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality view details
Urban-Rural Differences in Dental Care Use Among Adults Aged 18-64
Reports on dental visits for rural and urban populations in 2019, providing data from the National Health Interview Survey based on gender, race and ethnicity, and income relative to the federal poverty level.
Author(s): Amy E. Cha, Robin A. Cohen Date: 07/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics view details
Characteristics of US Adults Delaying Dental Care Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Highlights a study on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on oral healthcare utilization and the factors contributing to decisions to delay care. Bases findings on a cross-sectional national survey of adults from late May to early June of 2020. Breaks down demographic indicators of participants by age, race, and rurality, among other factors.
Author(s): A.M. Kranz, G. Gahlon, A.W. Dick, B.D. Stein Citation: JDR Clinical & Translational Research, 6(1), 8-14 Date: 01/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation view details
Achieving Health Equity Through Oral Health Value-based Care: A Funder's Perspective
Presents a study on oral healthcare equity and the preventability of dental caries. Discusses oral healthcare access and presents oral health data on American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Highlights a community-based program in rural Virginia.
Author(s): Parrish Ravelli, Katinka Hakuta, Trenae Simpson Citation: Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 80(S2), S80-S82 Date: 12/2020 Type: Document view details
Medical-Dental Integration Manual
Provides guidance to North Dakota's rural primary care providers looking to integrate a dental hygienist into their practice. Highlights rules and regulations, billing, scope of practice, and workflow issues, among other topics.
Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: North Dakota Department of Health, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health view details
How Evidence-based Is US Dental Workforce Policy for Rural Communities?
Examines the alignment of policy and infrastructure with evidence-based strategies to promote access to oral health services for rural people. Focuses on best practices as well as barriers and facilitators to implementation of workforce strategies to increase the availability of services. Presents a scoping review of the evidence behind key strategies in the U.S. health policy context.
Author(s): Miranda Werts, Ginachukwa Amah, Elizabeth Mertz Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center view details
Oral Health and COVID-19: Increasing the Need for Prevention and Access
Details a study on the effect the COVID-19 pandemic had on oral healthcare access and utilization. Focuses on the period of time from March to April of 2020 when services were reduced to emergency care only. Highlights the consequences in the reduction of preventative care and explores methods oral health providers used to limit exposure to COVID-19.
Author(s): Zachary Brian, Jane A. Weintraub Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17 Date: 08/2020 Type: Document view details
Oral Health Value-Based Care - The Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Story
Explores the role Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) play in providing oral healthcare through integration and how FQHCs used technology and flexible workforce modeling to provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Analyzes data from the IBM Watson MarketScan Multi-State Database, the Health Resources and Services Administration Uniform Data System, and a survey of participants of the safety net technical assistance program to evaluate health outcomes and service provision of FQHC patients versus non-FQHC patients. Discusses how value-based payment models can effect health outcomes and how FQHCs used telehealth to reach rural and underserved populations during the pandemic.
Date: 08/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, National Association of Community Health Centers view details
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